Lazy pastéis de nata

Lazy custard tarts

 
 
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There is one thing you must have if you get to travel to Portugal, and that’s a pastel de nata!

It’s a glorious experience, especially when it's still warm and slightly burnt on top, and you’re enjoying it with a good espresso. I have created an easy version for you to make in the comfort of your home. 


Ingredients

  • 115 g caster sugar
  • 1 egg (+ 2 egg yolks)
  • 2 tbsps cornflour
  • 400 ml milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 roll puff pastry
  • cinnamon, for sprinkling

 

 
DIFFICULTY           2/5
SERVES                 4
PREP-TIME           20 MIN
COOKING TIME   30 MIN

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC.
     

  2. Place the sugar and egg in a saucepan and mix together with a spoon. 
     

  3. Place the cornflour in a small bowl. Stir some of the milk into the flour until it forms a thick, creamy consistency with no lumps. Then add the cornflour mixture to the egg mixture, along with the remaining milk and vanilla extract.
     

  4. Gently heat for about 5 minutes, allowing the mixture to thicken to the consistency of custard.
     

  5. Roll the pastry and cut into thick 1 cm rounds. Then roll them out into flatter rounds and gently lift, pressing them into muffin tins. 
     

  6. Pour in the cream mixture and place in the preheated oven for about 15 minutes or until golden.
     

  7. Remove from oven and sprinkle with cinnamon before serving.

 


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PUBLISHED IN SOMETHING'S COOKING OCTOBER, 2017.
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